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Current Meeting Minutes

AORN meeting: September 11, 2017 Meeting held at Bulls Restaurant in Long Beach, MS. 5:30pm. Attendees; Anita Sanzin, Mary Len Thompson, April Sanzin, Bonnie Garrett, Majorie Allen, Ashley Costello, Patricia Brown, Wendy Wilkins, Paula Koen, Scott Thallaemer and Sherry Bass. Meeting was called to order by Madame President Anita Sanzin. Scott (Keesler AFB) would like to do Robotics Insevice at Keesler Medical Center, to contact Wendy. Keesler has a policy change and laundry service to clean cloth hats. They will be laundered by VA laundry service. They will wear the hats at all times per AORN guidelines. Contact Wendy for details. Len Thompson suggest positioning inservice with Allen Stirrups and surgical awareness for the community possibly get Vendor to sponsor one weekend possibly at Breast Cancer Walk or OR Nurse Week in November. Sunya: CEU online offerings. Anita: Discussed fundraising ideas: YETI cooler fundraiser, have it ready by October-November and raffle it in December. Letter prepared for possible donation. October: Brad with Ethicon to sponsor meeting. November: Brady with Hologics December: Possible 3M to sponsor. Garage sale fundraiser in the Spring or Carwash. Meeting Adjourned. Next meeting on October 9th, 2017 5:30 at Memorial Hospital Surgical Conference room. ____________________________________________________________________________ October 9, 2017 5:30pm MHG Surgical Conference Room 2nd floor, sponsored by Brad Pallazo, Ethicon. Members present: Anita Sanzin, Gail Camp, Betsy Sramek, Mary Thompson, Ashley Costello, Wendy Wilkins, Sherry Bass and Virginia Kenny. Meeting called to order by Madame President: Presentation from Ethicon Staplers and Biologics, Jim Blackwood Megadyne cautery/smoke evacuator pencil. 1. reviewed September minutes s. Fundraiser to sell for Superbowl (start selling tickets in Nov-Dec) raffle at December meeting. 3. Financials, see bank statements (Virginia). 4. Congress: President attends automatically. (will pick delegates in November meeting) 5. Participate in Community Event, discussed, still on table. 6. Christmas Dinner meeting at Rockhouse Restaurant. Need a vendor, 3M, Incision or other suggestion.__________________________________________________________________________>AORN Meeting May 2, 2017 Meeting was held at Rackhouse Steakhouse Gulfport MS. 5:30 pm sponsored by Ethicon. Attendees: Betsy Sramek, Sherry Bass, Alicia Urbanitch, Pat Brown, Robert Rice, Sunya Laws, Wendy Wilkins, Virginia Kenny, Anita Sanzin, April Sanzin, Stephanie Parks, Margaret Clevenger, Marla Cantrell, Ashley Costello, Paula Koen, Bonnie Garrett, Len Thompson, and Ardith Fassett. Meeting was brought to order by Madame President Betsy Sramek. Presentation: Ethicon Brad Palazzo. Agenda: Elections Complete: Officers for 2017/2018 are: President: Anita Sanzin President-Elect Wendy Wilkins Vice President Paula Koen, Board Members: Pat Brown April Sanzin (new) Len Thompson and Alicia Urbanitch Nominating Committee Cindy Powell (new) Robert Rice and Bonnie Garrett Treasurer: Virginia Kenny Secretary/Website Sunya Laws. Fundraising:Sherry made motion to get a YETI to add to a tailgate basket in September. Lynn seconded motion.Anita added, we may be able to get one at a discount price under $300. We still have some items left from the previous basket fundraiser. We can collect items during the summer and will resume the project fundraiser in September. Upon that meeting we will get tickets and start raising money in fall. Anita request donation letter. Will email her a copy of one used and AORN website has some examples. Financial report: We have $2568.91. Motion to give financial gift $500 to Ardith Fassett (long time member and mentor 83 years old). Motion 2nd by Betsy, approved by members Cindy Powell, Lynn Thompson, April Sanzin, Anita Sanzin, Virginia Kenny, and Sunya Laws. Check presented to Ard $500. Education offering from Ethicon website: . Meeting Adjourned per Betsy, president. Special Business Meeting: May 1, 2017 Officers Present: Betsy, Sherry, April Sanzin, Paula Koen, Virginia Kenny, Pat Brown, Mary Lynn Thompson, and Sunya Laws. Business: First Topic: Amendment of By-Laws and Ethics Review. Sherry suggested amendment to reflect: (1) President Elect to be elected each year (term for office- one year) (2) Two board members be elected on even years (3) Two board members be elected on odd years. Motion presented by Sherry, 2nd by April Sanzin. All in favor of amendment. Unanimous vote. Second topic: Code of Ethics reviewed. No amendments or revisions necessary. Stands as is. All in favor. Unanimous vote. Third topic: Chapter Accountability Standards Checklist Review. Betsy addressed each item on checklist and found our chapter has compliance of majority items listed. Deadline is May 15th. Virginia and Sunya will coordinate with Debra Warren the national chapter relations coordinator to ensure we meet all requirements before deadline and submit all documents necessary. Meeting adjourned at 1930.
AORN Meeting April 12 Meeting was held at Patio 44 hosted by Cassell, Evan with MiMedx. We discussed our Budget – amount in bank is $2527 Talked about doing another basket, we still have items left over from last raffle. Len brought up Rada cutlery that has a fundraiser catalog she will bring it to next meeting. We discussed new board members and nominations below is what is available President Elect- Vice President- Secretary/Web committee chair- ? Treasurer-? Board Members x 2 Nominating Committee x 2 Cindy and Len agreed to run for Board Members Gayle to be on Nominating committee, Discussion moved about if April was eligible to run for office, she has a year left as a board member along with Pat Brown. Meeting was adjourned. Until May 1 at Rackroom Steak House Members present: Betsy Sramek Paula Koen, Cindy Powell, Sherry Bass, Pat Brown, Robert Rice, Alicia Urbanitch, April Sanzin, Anita Sanzin, Wendy Wilkins, Margaret Clevenger, Lynn Thompson, Maria Cantrell, and Migyoung Kim
Meeting Feb 6, 2017 Sponsored by Ashley from ABiomed product, Impella cardiac device. Members Present: Sherry Bass, Alicia Urbanitch, Betsy Sramek, Virginia Kenny, Robert Rice, Tammy Nance, Patricia Brown, Anita Sanzin, Kristin Mate, Bonnie Garrett, Cindy Powell, Mary Lynn Thompson. Financial Report: Virginia-$6070.66 Hancock Bank. $1500 to each delegate: Robert Rice and Betsy Sramek. Deposit: $873 from Christmas Raffle Easter Basket Raffle in place of Valentines Day raffle @ April 3rd or 10th meeting. March Meeting at Half Shell Gulfport at 5:30 pm, sponsor Brandy Wetherly Hologic. Donated $100 to Kim's Scholarship, Alicia motioned, 2nd by. Virginia thanked chapter for retirement flowers. Meeting adjourned by Madame President Betsy Sramek.
16 Jan 2017 Phone Conference: BUSINESS MEETING Attendance Len Sherry Betsy Cindy Alicia Sunya Pat Sherry suggested speaking about budgeting for CNOR training Valentine basket talked about, flyer and picture to follow Christmas raffle brought in $873.00 Motion by Sherry to send Betsy Sramek, Gayle Camp, and Bonnie Garret as delegates to congress 2nd motion Sunya Discussion Alycia feels that Robert Rice wanted to go. Since he has more points than Gayle he should be sent as 3rd delegate. Alicia would be calling Robert tomorrow and informing Betsy. **Alicia discussed with Robert and he verified that he intends to go to Congress this year. Motion to send Betsy Sramek, Robert Rice, and Bonnie Garrett as delegates, with Gayle being an Alternative. 2nd motion Sunya $ 1500.00 to each delegate checks to be sent as soon as possible Betsey to Pay with her card as soon as possible, with other delegates to pay her back once they receive checks.
Meeting minutes for January 9: Location: Gulfport Memorial OR conference room Time: 530 1) Stephanie Parks presented her doctoral dissertation on Wrong Site Surgery. Very informative and valuable to all. You can find her presentation on the web. 2) Congress delegate selection was discussed. Our chapter can send 3. President Betsy Sramek will attend along with 2 others to be determined. Monday Jan 16, all officers are to phone in to decide who will attend and receive delegate money. Phone number and time TBA. Members willing to serve as delegates: Bonnie Garrett (received $600 from AORN grant),Len Thompson, April Sanzin, Mary Corley, and Robert Rice. 3) Valentine Basket Raffle: Please collect items for the basket and sell tickets for the drawing Feb. 6. Tickets are 1 for $2 dollars, 3 for $5. Betsy still has roll of tickets if anyone needs more. Cindy Powell will be arranging the basket with Len Thompson creating a flyer. 4) Please submit CEU certificates to Sunya so that our chapter can show proof of educational meetings. 5) Next meeting Feb. 6. April Sanzin has arranged for our speaker, with location TBA. 6) Meeting attendees: Sherry Bass, Mary Corley, Pat Brown, Alicia Urbanitch, April Sanzin, Robert Rice, Len Thompson, Bonnie Garrett, Jan Deschenes, Gayle Camp, Shirley Gunter, Shelly Burton, Cindy Powell, Stephanie Parks, Betsy Sramek Please go to website to see previous and current meeting minutes at Hope to see everyone on Feb. 6! Meeting adjourned by Madame President.
Christmas Party Dinner Meeting on Dec 5th, 2016 at 5:30pm located at Corks and Cleavers in Gulfport MS. Meeting was called to order by Madame President Betsy Sramek. Minutes are as follows: 1. Basket winners are: Robert Rice and Jenny Lind. 2. $873 was raised for the basket. 3. Compliments to April and Anita on all the hard work in getting the baskets arranged!!! 4. Suggested fund raisers are a Valentine's basket--motion by Alicia and 2nd by Sherry. Cindy Powell will do the basket and Len Thompson will do the flyer. 5. Financial statement is $5, 914.91 6. Len, Bonnie, Cindy and April are interested in being delegates. Sherry made a motion to fund $1,500 per delegate. Robert Rice 2nd the motion. (Cindy and April went last year. Bonnie and Len attended in 2015.) 7. Next meeting will be Jan 9th at MHG and Cindy will get a sponsor. April will try to arrange Feb. attendees: Anita Sanzin, April Sanzin, Len Thompson, Cindy Powell, Stephanie Parks, Paula Koen, Bonnie Garrett, Robert Rice, Betsy Sramek, Sherry Bass, Pat Brown, Alicia Urbanitch, Shelly Burton, and Tammy Nance. Speakers were from Ethicon: Brad, Tim and Jim.
November 7, 2016 5:30 pm at Salute Restaurant Guest Speaker: Dave Melancon from Members present: Madame President: Betsy Sramek, Alicia Urbanitch, Pat Brown, Sunya Laws, Robert Rice, Anita Sanzin, April Sanzin, Sherry Bass, Bonnie Garrett, Mary Thompson, Paula Koen, Shelly Burton, Shirley Gunter. Meeting was called to order on time, by Madame President Betsy Sramek. Guest Speaker D. Melancnon and R. Williams from Optimus Medical. Special thanks to our sponsors, we appreciated it so much. Review last meetings, nothing to add or revise. Announcements: We have confirmed our Christmas Party Dinner Meeting to be at Cork and Cleavers in Gulfport on Dec 5th, Monday night. Private dining room has been reserved by Alicia, sponsored by Ethicon, Brad Palazzo. Thanks so much. Financial Report: Last meeting our balance was $5809.00 from Virginia. She was not able to be at meeting, so we will table that until next meeting. Education; CEU. Sunya will resend email for everyone to complete their assignment and send me their copy of certificate or bring to next meeting. Requirement is 3 CEU per year. Fundraising: BIG PROJECT: raffle gift basket. Tickets will be $2 each or 3 tickets for $5. This year we will have 2 baskets to raffle off. Betsy brought some tickets in case some want to get ahead of the game. Still have time for other members to bring donations, even to next meeting. Other fundraising ideas for spring include, selling popcorn and discount cards-presented by Bonnie. Will table and aim to discuss at December or January meeting. Congress business: table to next meeting, however we aim to register early so we can get a discount. We can send 3 delegates, including the president, so we need 2 more representatives. Meeting adjourned at 7pm. Next meeting is Christmas Dinner Party on Dec 5th, 5:30.
October 10, 2016 Bull's Restaurant in Long Beach, MS 5:30pm. Members Present: Alicia Urbanitch, Betsy Sramek, Mary Lynn Thompson, Bonnie Garrett, Cindy Powell. Guest Speaker and Presentation by Jimmy Pierce on Stryker's SURGICOUNT (scanning device to ensure counts are correct). Meeting was called to order on time by Madame President Betsy. Agenda: 1. Gift Basket raffle fundraiser. Reminder everyone to bring donated gifts for the raffle. Sunya to sent out reminder email. Need all members to bring their contribution to next meeting. 2. Next meeting Nov 7th 5:30pm, to be announced once Madame President confirms (Betsy to arrange next meeting). Financial report will be available next meeting. No motions made. 3. Recruitment ideas: Encourage members to bring someone to next meeting. Meeting adjourned by Madame President at 7pm.
September 12, 2016 Cork and Cleavers in Gulfport, MS. 5:30 Members Present: Betsy Sramek, Sunya Laws, Pat Brown, Sherry Bass, Anita Sanzin, Virginia Kenny, Robert Rice, Shelly Burton, Lora Brewer, Amanda Payne, Cindy Powell, Mary Thompson, Alicia Urbanitch. Madame President Betsy Sramek called the meeting to order on time at 1730. Host: Ethicon Guest Speaker: Brad Pallazo, presented Surgiflo (surgical sealant) CEU offering, members to log onto for surgical continuing education. Review last meeting minutes (Sunya to bring copy of last meeting minutes to each meeting in future). Delegates count is at 3 including the president. Our membership is now at 40. (Sunya to check with the national chapter relations coordinator since some of the members on our roster are in question). Motion (Sherry) to set the future meeting dates, seconded by (Sunya). Oct 10th, Nov 7th, Dec 5th (Christmas Party-Alicia to book location)future meeting dates TBA. (the VA to host the November meeting) Fundraising: Lynn and Cindy to chair and coordinate raffling 3 theme baskets to raise money to send members to Congress (in Boston in April). Want to have the drawing by Dec 5th Christmas Party. Ask reps for donations. Will ask Bonnie to chair selling candy bars after New Year's as another fundraiser. Financial Report: Virginia- we now have $5809.00 in our checking account in Hancock Bank. All CDs have been cashed in and deposited. The national chapter automatically deposits money into our acct as members pay their national dues. Potential candidates for Congress should consider reviewing the points system sheet if they plan on submitting a request to attend Congress as a delegate and also review delegate duties as well. See AORN website for delegate responsibilities. It lists specific duties and responsibilities for delegates. Next meeting Oct 10th, location TBA. Meeting adjourned at 7pm.
May 2, 2016 Phonecias Restaurant in Ocean Springs 5:30pm Members Present: Sherry Bass, Ivory Dixon, Cynthia Powell, Sunya Laws, Patricia Brown, Bonnie Garrett, Mary Thompson, Angie Herron, Leslie Goff, Anthony Ducofe, Novaline Dodson, Lora Brewer, Shirley Gunter, Paula Koen, Anita Sanzin, Alicia Urbanitch, Marissa Smith, Mendora Natasha, Sean Grametbauer and Virginia Kenny. Our Host was Kim Summerlin and Peggy Luebbert was Guest Speaker. Meeting was called to order by Madame President, Sherry Bass. Presentation: Role of the Environment in HAI and Steps to Mitigate the Risk. Election of new officers: Betsy to assume role of President in Sept meeting. Anita Sanzin: President-Elect, Paula Koen (VP), Board Members: Debbie Henley, Pat Brown, April Sanzin, and Lora Brewer. Nominating Committee: Lynn Thompson, Margin Allen, and Cindy Powell. Meeting was adjourned by Madame President. To resume meetings in the fall in September.
March 7th meeting 5:30 at Oyster Reef club in Long Beach Members present: Madame President Sherry Bass, Betsy Sramek, Cynthia Powell, Sunya Laws, Virginia Kenney, Patricia Brown, Bonnie Garrett, Debbie Henley, Mary Thompson, Stephanie Parks, Novalin Dodson, Paula Koen, Anita Sanzin, Shelly Burton. Meeting was brought to order by Madame President at 6:30 following the presentation/educational offering from Carefusion. TOPIC: Financial Report from Virginia: Deposited 2 cashed in CDs total $4196.34. Reimbursed Sherry for paying for registration and flights for Congress check # 171 and #172 total $3841.24. total in checking is $2199.00
TOPIC: fundraising: Zombie Run-Lea Thompson. Motion made by Sherry to postpone efforts due to Stryer Workshop in New Orleans. Sunya 2nd motion. TOPIC: Ballot preparation for May elections upcoming. Please check email for ballots.
TOPIC: April 11th meeting sponsored by Baxter at Morton's Steak House. May 2nd meeting sponsored by Kimberly Clark. location TBA. TOPIC: Congress voting suggestions for Attendees (Virginia, Sherry, and April Sanzin). Meeting adjourned. MEETING FEB 2, 2016 AORN MS Sound Chapter Meeting was held Feb. 2nd, 2016 at 5:30 PM in the OR Conference Room at Memorial. It was dismissed at 6:45. Attending: Sherry Bass, Anita Sanzin, Betsy Sramek, Debbie Henley, Virginia Kenny, and Marry Corley. Education: Brad Palazzo, from Ethicon, briefly discussed his staple line and coagulant agents. Business: 1. April and May meetings. Summer break from June thru August. Resume in Sept., 2016 2. Financial Report, $1,500 check to Sherry Bass for AORN Congress reimbursement. JAN 11, 2016 MEETING AORN MS Sound Chapter Meeting was held Jan. 11th at 5:30 PM in the cafeteria of MHG. It was dismissed at 7:00PM Attending: Sherry Bass, Betsy Sramek, Len Thompson, Cindy Powell, Pat Brown, Bob Smith, Virginia Kenny, Bonnie Garrett, Gayle Camp, Jan Deschanes, Alicia Urbanitch, &Connie Morar Education: Connie Morar, from 3M, presented Surgical Site Infection Reduction. CEUs for the presentation are available at the #M Health Care Academy on-line. Business: 1. Drawing for Wine Basket was held. Connie Morar drew the winning ticket which belonged to Tamme Russell from Ocean Springs. The ticket was sold by Debbie Henley. $1,105.05 was counted by Cindy Powell then recounted by Virginia Kenny and Betsy Sramek. The money was given to the treasurer to deposit. 2. It was agreed by all that April Sanzin would replace Lora Brewer as delegate this year. Other delegates are Sherry Bass and Virginia Kenny. Sherry will book flight, condo and registration this week. 3. Next meeting is at Morton’s Steak House at Golden Nugget. It will be sponsored by Baxter to introduce their Tachosil product. Sherry will confirm this. 4. Vivian Watson’s notice about her “Passionate Journey” book was passed around. 5. Financials remained the same. Checking has $538.85. Hancock Bank CD has $3,690.88 and matures 5-3-16. Regions CD has $1,133.17 and matures 2-12-16. A 2nd CD at Regions has $3,063.56 and matures 2-19-16. Total CD is $7,887.61 6. There was no discussion on future fund raising or Facebook page.

Nov 16, 2015 Meeting at Half Shell Gulfport. Members present: Betsy Sramek, Sherry Bass, Cynthia Powell, Sunya Laws, Patricia Brown, Donna Brown Holmes, Bonnie Garrett, Mary Thompson, Debbie Henley, Natalie Yaguab, Anita Sanzin, Alicia Urbanitch. Meeting called to order by Madame President Sherry Bass at 1730.

Meeting minutes:

Sponsor: Jennifer and Mat from baxter healthcare (no CEU offering) Presented tissell and coseal collagen patch.

Future Meetings:

• Move Jan meeting to 11th 3M Connie Morar

• Dec 7th Medline Ric Rogers Possibly, The Reef (TBD)

• Baxter to sponsor Feb 1st meeting, will introduce a product called tachosil for use in Cardiovascular procedures.. Will be a set menu at Morton’s Steakhouse inside the Golden Nugget casino in Biloxi closest to bridge.

Congress Attendees and Funding:

• Sherry motioned to send. 2nd by Debbie. *** Sherry, Lora and Virginia to go. ****

• All delegates need to apply for scholarship.

• Funding: Sherry will put on credit card and she will try to book everything. Will reimburse Sherry in May 2016 when one of the CDs mature.

• Motion to spend $1200 per person. Motioned by Debbie second by Betsy .

• CDs # 1695 # 9430 mature in May comes to 4800 total.


• Len proposed a race for fundraiser I, March. Will meet with Nita Deuron CRNA. Len has not heard back from Drama teacher.

• Synthes may do Bone Saw Clinic

• Wound Closure Clinic: idea to do a program with Ethicon. Donna Holmes to find out who rep is and follow up and co-sponsor the event. Donna is officer in CST. Sherry and Donna to collaborate on a suture skin closure course. MHG doctors may teach parts of the course.

• Wine Basket: Anita will collect the items for now. Next mtg, Dec 2nd we will hand out a group of tickets. Lora and April still are the spearheading the project. Each hospital to sell 100 tickets each. $2 each or 3 for $ 5. Will sell as a New Year’s Eve prize.

• Memorial donated massage, tea basket, bottle of cabernet, and Godiva chocolates.

• Singing river: Georgia moonshine, apothecary red wine (one bottle).

• VA 2 bottles of white wine. Sunya will contact Bob to collect his donation and give to Lora.

• Bonnie has info on variety candy for fundraiser. Will have to order it online. We may can do it in spring . (will readdress next meeting).

Recap of Future meetings:

• Dec 7th Medline dinner Holomatrix product.

• Jan 11th 2nd Monday 3m rep connie. Morrar. Meeting place TBD

• Feb 1st Baxter at Mortons Steakhouse in Golden Nugget.

• March 7th Dena Murray choloraprep Debbie to coordinate

• April 2-4 is Congress

• April 11th Angiodynamics Debbie to coordinate

o Additional future meeting sponsor recruiting:

 Pat will get with Matt from Stryker

 Debbie to get with Bill Lizanna


• Sunya to bring in CEU from Medline Unversity next meeting. Attendees must participate together.


• $458 in our checking account.

• CD 9430 matures 5/3/2016 ($3693) to reimburse Sherry

• CD 1695 matures 2/12/2016 ($1133) to reimburse Sherry

• CD 1679 matures 2/19/2017 ($3064)

Wine Basket Fundraiser Ticketing:

• 100 tickets to each facility. Betsy motion each hosp to sell 100 tickets, Sherry to second.

• 100 tickets to each individual as follows:

o VA: Alicia

o Singing River: Debbie

o MHG: Len, Cindy, Betsy, and Bonnie

o Garden Park: Anita

o Biloxi Regional: Anita to forward to Lora and April

o Virginia (absent) Sunya to forward to Virginia

Facebook Page: Next meeting, April will receive the password for facebook page.

November 2, 2015 Meeting at Mary Mahoney's in Biloxi. Members present: Sherry bass (president) Alicia Urbanitch, Debbie Henley, Virginia Kenny, Paula Koen, April Sanzin, Betsy Sramek, Cindy Powell, Mary Thompson, Bob Smith,  Connie Morar, Patricia Brown, Anita Sanzin, Shirley Gunter, Lora Brewer Meeting called to order by Madame President Sherry Bass.  Our host for meeting was Hologic (Brandy Weatherly) topic gynecologic procedures.

At our 11-2-15 meeting we discussed the following:

1. Every hospital needs to bring 2 items for the fund raiser wine basket to the Nov. 16th meeting. The drawing will be held on Dec 2nd so we must all sell tickets intensely.

2. Sunya will bring the tickets to distribute. $2 per ticket or 3 for $5

3. The Medline Halomatrix rep will sponsor the Dec 7th meeting. Location still to be determined.

4. The January meeting has been moved to the 11th. Connie Morar, with 3-M, will be sponsoring the meeting and she is still working on the location.

5. Laura has proposed a theme for our Facebook page: "Getting Ignited".

6. Sunya will provide April with the password to the Facebook page.

7. Len Thompson is looking into a Glow Stick Run as a possible fund raiser.

8. Our Synthes rep, Layden Owen, is looking into a Saw Bones Course for a Winter fund raiser.

9. The following delegates were proposed: Laura Brewer, Virginia Kenny, & Sherry Bass. We will make a motion to confirm them on Nov 16th so scholarships can be applied for promptly. Reimbursement for Congress will not occur until our CDs mature in 2016.

 We discussed the CANSPAM act.  No issues, all members were advised. Motion made by Alicia, 2nd by Sunya to send Lora as first delegate. Motion made by Shery, 2nd by Alicia to send Virginia as delegate. Motion made by Alicia, 2nd by Betsy to send Paula as alternate, back up delegate.  We can send 3 delegate, Sherry as president will go automatically pending her arrival of Joint Commission arrival at that time.  Financial Report presented by Virginia:  We have $458 in our checking.  We still have 3 CDs:  Hancock Bank: balance $3693 matures May 3, 2016. Regions Bank CD#1:  $3064 matures 2/19/2017 and CD#2 $1,133 matures 2/12/2016. Total in CDs $7,892.    Fundraising:  Motion made by Sherry, 2nd by Sunya to take proceeds for gift basket fundraiser to give toward delegates expenses, specifically the hotel costs.  Sherry made motion, 2nd by Alicia to give each delegate $1000 also for expenses.  Meeting adjourned at 7pm.  Next meeting Nov 16, 2015 at Half Shell in Gulfport 2nd floor at 5:30pm.


September 17, 2015:  MHG OR conference rm 5:30pm

Members present:  Betsy Sramek, Sunya Laws, Sherry Bass, Mary Thompson, Bonnie Garrett, Debbie Henley, Lora Brewer, April Sanzin, Paula Koen, Anita Sanzin, Alicia Urbanitch, Bob Smith, Amy Johnson.

Madame President Sherry Bass opened the meeting:  We discussed fund raising and listed below are the suggestions and the person that will be following up with information at this meeting:1. Dinner Theater---Len Thompson   2. Candy Sales---Bonnie Garrett  3. Wine Crate Raffle---Lora Brewer

We also discussed future speakers and educational opportunities. Listed below were the ideas and the person responsible for following up:  1. Myosure (Brandy Weatherly)---Debbie Henley (Done)    2. Synthes (Layden) Saw Bone Course next Spring---Sherry Bass    3. Malignant Hyperthermia (Stephanie Parks)---Anita Sanzin    4. 3-M (Connie Morar)---Sherry Bass (Possibly January)      5. AngioDynamics (Stuart McCall)---???? 

April Sanzin will be doing the Facebook Page.     We will also try to pick delegates for Congress at Monday's meeting.  We also need to pick dates for the rest of our monthly meetings. Right now we are looking at Nov. 16th and Dec. 7th.  Last but least, we need to up-date our email list so please see if there is anyone that we have left out and bring their contact information.  Next meeting :  Oct 26, 2015  Meeting adjourned at 7pm

June 3, 2015 Special Business Meeting called to complete election of new officers.  Held at ElGuilla restaurant in Gulfport at 5:30pm.  Members present- Paula Koen, Margie Allen, Sherry Bass, Mary Thompson, Virginia Kenny, Debbie Henley. Virginia gave report or finances and discussed fund raisers. Officers elected.  New Officers  President- Sherry Bass President Elect- Betsy Sramek Vice President- Bob Smith  Secretary- Sunya Laws   Treasurer-Virginia Kenney   Board Members  Debbie Henley  Alicia Urbanitch    

Laura Brewer   Nominating Committee   Lynn Thompson   Margie Allen   Wendy Wilkins  Meeting adjourned at 1830


April 9, 2015 at El Aguilla Restaruant in Gulfport.  Members present:   Paula Koen, Anita Sanzin, Sherry Bass, Betsy Sramek, Lora Brewer, April Sanzin    Meeting was called to order by Madame President Paula Koen.   Discussed upcoming nominations for officers for next year and contacted nomination committee for nominations. We discussed the issue of disbanding the the chapter because of non attendance but decided we would go on another year and to and try to continue the chapter. Discussed fund raiser of having a dinner theater and selling candy again. Next meeting at El Aguila at 5:30. May 14 we will nominate new officers for coming year.

February 5, 2015 Elguilla Restaurant  5:30  Members present:  Betsy Sramek, Sherry Bass, Pat Brown, Debbie Henley, Mary Lee Thompson, Lora Brewer, Paula Koen, Anita Sanzin, Alicia Urbanitch, Margie Allen.    Discussed fundraising, No CE offering.  Meeting adjourned 6:30

January 19, 2015  Memorial Hospital at Gulfport  5pm 

Special meeting was called ON Monday January 29th at Memorial Hospital  to confirm delegate selection for Congress. Attendees were:  Sherry Bass, Paula Koen, Alicia Urbanitch, Bonnie Garrett, Betsy Sramek, Sherry Masters, ** Virginia Kenny and Sunya Laws** (via teleconference) and Pat Brown.  A motion was initiated by Sherry Bass and 2nd by Sunya Laws (via teleconference) to send Bonnie to replace Paula who is unable to attend.  Funding will be provided as necessary to each delegate.  They are as follows:  Bonnie Garrett, and Lynn Thompson, and Pat Brown as the Chair.  Our next meeting will be on FEB 5th at 5:30 AT ELGUAVE'S RESTAURANT ON TEAGARDEN RD GULFPORT.   Meeting Adjourned at 6pm. 

December 11, 2014: ElGuave Restaurant at 5:30  Members present:  Betsy Sramek, Mary Thompson, Debbie Henley, Marjorie Allen, Paula Koen, Anita Sanzin, Alicia Urbanitch, Bob Smith, Virginia Kenny.  Christmas Party Meeting.  

May 1, 2014 Biloxi Regional at 5:30 pm  Meeting called to order by Madame President Debbie Henley. Members present:  Betsy Sramek, Sherry Bass, Sunya Laws, Sara Lee, Paula Taylor, Lora Brewer, Alicia Urbanitch, Bob Smith, Wendy Wilkins and Wendy Lomax.  Vendor, Connie Moran 3M was our sponsor.  Elections were completed for new officers: 

President Elect Carol Sue Yon  Current President- Paula Koen  Vice President- Bob Smith  Board Members: Alicia Urbanitch, Paula Taylor and new board member  Lora Brewer   Nominating Committee Wendy Wilkins, Betsy Sramek, and Debbie Henley  Secretary/Website Designer: Sunya Laws  Treasurer: Virginia Kenny 

Wendy Wilkins agreed to be fundraising coordinator for a 5K Run over the Ocean Springs Bridge this fall or maybe Hiller Park.  Next meeting to be scheduled for Sept 11, 2014 at Biloxi Regional at 5:30 pm. Meeting adjourned at 6pm.

April 24th 2014 5:30 pm.   BUSINESS Meeting:  Meeting called to order by Madame Presidnet Debbie Henley. Members present: Betsy Sramek, Sunya Laws, Paula Taylor, Lora Brewer, Paula Koen, Virginia Kenny  Topics:  reviewed last months meeting minutes.  fundraising:  Vendor Fair coordinator Paula Taylor 5K Run coordinator Wendy Wilkins (Debbie will discuss with her to see if it is possible for our chapter to do).  Virginia Kenny treasurer could not complete IRS form 990.  She consulted with IRS agent who advised her to fill out alternative tax paperwork form 8718 and paid a fee of $400 to  classify our chapter as an exempt organization regarding tax filing purposes.  A motion was made by Lora Brewer, 2nd by Betsy Sramek.  We also made a motion to move 2CDs from Regions Bank to Hancock Bank. Motioned by Paula Taylor, 2nd by Paula Koen.  We also discussed voting and election of new officers.  Decided to plan for next meeting on May 1, 2014 at Biloxi Regional at 5:30 pm.  Education offering by Sunya Laws on How effective are your hand Sanitizing Techniques:  New Discoveries and Considerations materials by MedlineUniversity. I Contact Hour is awarded from Medline Uiversity.  Meeting adjourned at 5:35 pm by Madame President.
April 10, 2014 Meeting 4:30pm  Presentatiion hosted by  Keesler Air Force Base Surgery Dept.  Members present:  Sherry Bass, Betsy Sramek, Alicia Urbanitch, Ivory Dixon, Paula Taylor, Lora Brewer, Paula Koen, Sunya Laws,  Major Wendy Wilkins Hostess, and a host of other AORN members & non-members.  Presenter:  Joan Sullivan with Stryker Sustainability Solutions, Doug Smith with Zero Waster Solutions.  1 hour Ceu offering by Sunya Laws on Bariatric Skin Care.  (See picture in your email from Keesler Newsletter).  Adjourned at 6 pm.


March 13, 2014   BUSINESS Meeting Minutes at Biloxi Regional

Meeting called to order by Madame President President Debbie Henley.  Members present;  Lora Brewer, Bob Smith, Patricia Brown, Paula Koen, Judy Schultz, Paula Taylor, Sarah Lee, Betsy Sramek, Sherry Bass  Amy Crow, Margaret Clevenger, Caroline Force, Mark Lents, Virginia Kenny, Elliie Wells, Traci Murray.  Inservice and welcome, Layden, Synthes.  Presented information on educational opportunities and benefits of participating on line at .  The site has lots of interactive/spine and ortho skeletal simulations and offers CEUs.  Business Meeting Agenda:  First:  we voted not to dissolve our chapter.  It was passed that chapter remain active.  Second, we discussed revising our bylaws, code of conduct and policy manual. (It had not been revised since 1983, which was done at that time by Sherry Bass).   Our chapter accountability standards are incomplete and must be updated/revised before June.  We reviewed all 11 of our Articles and voted/passed all edits, revisions, and modifications to meet our local chapter needs.  We discussed the vendor fair, and Paula Taylor was named as the coordinator to be held at Biloxi Regional tentatively.  A CEU was presented by Sunya Laws through  Medline University on Wrong Site Surgery.  1 CEU . Next meeting to be held at Keesler Medical Center on April 10th at 5:30 pm Meeting adjourned. 

Feb 11th Meeting Minutes at Biloxi Regional 
Meeting called to order by Madame President Debbie Henley. Discussion on Vendors Fair. Paula Taylor offered to have it at Biloxi Regional since it is centrally located on the Gulf Coast.   Motioned and agreed.  Date set for; May 13th from 5:30-7pm  Other business: trying to recruit new members and trying to get younger nurses to be active in AORN. Paula Taylor stated that officers elected need to be at the meeting regularly and actively participating.  The subject of Secretary Office position was  discussed and all members present agreed that the secretary is the most important officer.  It was discussed to change meeting date to accomodate the secretary.  It was decided that the President get with the secretary about time of meetings.  No other business was discussed. Business meeting was closed. Greg Mount did presentation and refreshments were served.  Meeting adjourned.

Members present:  Debbie Henley, Lora Brewer, Paula Taylor, Anita Sanzin, Paula Koen, and Virginia Kenney




Here is the minutes on our Jan. 14, 2014 meeting.

Dena Murray Chloraprep Rep. did an inservice and update on use of chloraprep and prepping. No CEU were included in this offereing.  Refreshments were served and business meeting was then conducted. Discussion was on Delegates to send to Chicago this year. Virginia Kenny gave report of the treasury and asked that we send only President and two other delegates. Sherry Bass proposed that we send President and two delegates and pay for registration and 1000. 00 to help with expenses. Vote was taken and passed. Discussion was on nominating delegates with Virginia Kenny asking if she could go and Sherry Bass asking if she could nominated. Debbie Henley said that Anita Sanzin and Paula Kohen were interested to go and asked if anyone else wanted to go. Laura Brewer said she was interested but because of working on her Master degree was unable. Sherry Bass said Paula would be going next year since she is president elect and Anita went last year as a delegate. Paula Taylor made a motion to send Sherry and Virginia and motion passed.



Host: David Melancon with Globus Neurology Division. Rep is  host.




AORN Meeting - Biloxi Regional   12 Nov 13

Members Present: 

Wendy H. Wilkins – Keesler AFB                -

Patricia A. Brown – Keesler AFB –

Virginia Kenny – HMC        Betsy Sramek – MHG

Sherry Bass – MHG      Paula Koen – GPMC

Lora Brewer – BRMC       Paula Taylor – BRMC

Sara Lee –               Debbie Henley – SRH

Tracie Murray – HMC –

Mathew Caruthers – HMC

The in-service was provided by Exparel.  It was very informative and 2 CEUs are available for mail in.  Innovative Options for Managing Postsurgical Pain – Grant Funds Provided by Pacira    

Old Business:  Bag Sales – ready to make an order.  3 week turn around on orders. Currently have $694 profit.

New Business:  Betsy has a speaker scheduled for next month’s meeting – Dave Malonsome, Neuro Spine Implant Rep.  Next Meeting scheduled for 10 Dec 12 – Location to be determine.  It was suggested this being our Christmas Party.

Discussion concerning FLU protocol for reps.  How each facility is policing whether reps have flu shots.  Rep tracking programs were also discussed as Keesler was desiring information as to which computer program was best and what each facility tracks. 

AORN   Meeting Minutes  May 15, 2013


The regular meeting of the AORN was called to order at 1730 on [date] in Biloxi Regional Hospital by Debbie Henley.


Paula Taylor, Lora Brewer, Alicia Urbanitch, Debbie Henley, Traci Maurray, Virginia Kenny, Sherry Bass, Betsy Sramek

Approval of Agenda     None   Approval of Minutes

No minutes present  

Open Issues:  How to increase attendance at meetings and membership.  How to help reimburse members so they will come to meetings and help pay dues. 

Various discussions- put name in hat each meeting you come to and draw names at Christmas Party.  Keep a roll of attendance and either enter all there into a chance to win money towards membership, or give each person $10 towards membership.  Should it be one per hospital, open to all- even members for past years?  No decision, will discuss at board meeting. 

New Business- 

1.      Election of New Officers

President Elect- Paula Koen

Vice-President – Betsy Sramek

Secretary- Sunya Laws

Treasurer- Virginia Kenny

Board Members – 2nd Year- Sherry Masters

                             New-  Alicia Urbanitch

                                        Paula Taylor

Nominating Committee- 2nd Year – Ivory Dixon

                                        New-  Sarah Lee

                                                   Lora Brewer

2.      Discussed and agreed to meet at Biloxi Regional since it is a central location                                            

 3.  Discussed fund raisers-  Traci Murray brought up how her daughters dance team was successful in raising money selling bags from Mixed Bags.


Traci and Laura will research and make recommendation to board at a special Board Meeting to be held on June 10th at 1730 at Margaritaville. 

3.  This will be the last meeting and we will break for summer.  Next meeting for the group will be September 10th.                                           Then will be Oct 8th,  Nov 12th, Dec 10- should be the X-mas party

Agenda for Next Meeting :    Fund Raisers.   

How to get increase in members and attendance at meetings.


Meeting was adjourned at 1800 by Debbie Henley. The next general meeting will be at September on 10, in Biloxi Regional.

Minutes submitted by:     Virginia Kenny

September 18, 2012 Memorial Hospital of Gulfport

2nd floor conference room at 5:30 pm.

Members present:  Betsy Sramek, Sherry Bass, Debbie Henley, Bonnie Garrett, Sherry Masters, Paula Koen, Anita Sanzin, Karen Cody, Mary Corley, Gayle Camp, and Connie Moran (3M representative).

All members present voted to have meetings on the 2nd Tues of the month @ 1630- location to be determined on a month by month basis.

We discussed ways to entice members to attend meetings-we will discuss further at future meetings.

We did not have a financial report.

Per Madame President Betsy Sramek,  Our next meeting will be Oct. 9 @ 1630 Memorial Hosp Or Conf room. I will try to get a speaker for a CEU or I can show a webinar for a CEU. We will also choose delegates for Congress-- we can send 3- so bring points to meeting if you want to be considered.

Our Nov. meeting will be Nov. 13- we will have a speaker w/ ceu from 3M- location to be determined.

Our Dec. meeting will be in combination with the Coast Wide Xmas party Dec. 15 @ Lyman Community Center.

Meeting was adjourned at approx. 6:30pm


January 17, 2012  Garden Park Medical Center first floor at 5:30 pm:  Members present: Sue Bowers, chapter president, Sherry Bass, Betsy Sramek, Anita Sanzin, Ron Perritt, Debbie Henley, Paula Koen, Virginia Kenny, Sunya Laws, Paula Taylor, Sarah Lee, Carlis Daniels-Hinton.  Meeting called to order by Madame President. First order of business, welcome new members to the meeting, Paula Taylor and Sarah Lee.  Review of officer positions

(See current officers link)

Topics: Congress in New Orleans (attendees with the president and fundraising ideas)  Motion moved and seconded to  send Ron Perritt as delegate, and Sunya as an alternate) Sherry Bass will complete registration before Jan 31st to received early bird discount.  ($515.00 x 3 = $1545.00)  Virginia will handle reimbursements to Sherry.  President would like to bus over a group of attendees for a one day trip.  Members to readdress at next meeting.

Virginia will collect information for fundraising (hats, and jewelry) and will present information and pricing at next meeting.  Sunya has coordinated with AORN and reserved a full size table for the fundraising event. 

Financials: Virginia (Reminder that our chapter needs to pay Mississippi council dues of $25.00 which will be done at the meeting at Congress.) Financial Statement presented and reviewed.  Discussed recruitment:  Idea suggested that we offer to pay non-members half the cost of membership fees of $125.00 after the recruit attends 3 chapter meetings.  The  motion was moved but not seconded.  It as advised to readdress this idea in the fall.    We discussed having chapter members facilities sponsor the meetings in their perspective workplaces.  It was moved and seconded that March 20th meeting be sponsored by Carlis at VA, April 17th meeting sponsored by Paula Taylor at Biloxi Regional, and May 15th is open.  Next meeting to be scheduled: Feb 28th at Memorial Hospital at 5:30pm.  Meeting adjourned at 6:45 pm.


Dec 7, 2011  Christmas party: Members present were Sue Bowers, Alicia  Urbanitch, Sherry Bass,


October 2011

Meeting called to order by Sue bowers, President.  Held at Beef O Brady's in Gulfport at 5pm.   Members present: Alicia Urbanitch, Sherry Bass, Betsy Sramek.   

Alicia took minutes.  Here's  basically what we discussed:

Meeting time is changed to 5:30, Wednesday, to give people time to get there.

We need to find out what the expense of the hats, socks, jewelry, etc that was sold last year. We took in $990 but we don't know what our profit is.

We will have a table in NOLA

We will donate $200 to the Women's Shelter for Christmas

Our next meeting will be Dec. 7, Wednesday, as the Christmas Party. All meals will be on separate tickets at members expense. I will reserve Look out 49, Baccjus, or Half Shell for the dinner.


April 13, 2011

4:30 pm  Beef O Brady's in Gulfport.  Meeting called to order by Sue Bowers, President Elect.  Members present:  Tom Boswell, Sherry Bass, Carlis Daniels-Hinton, Paula Koen, Cindy Burk, Mary Harvey (welcome back!~!!!)  Shirley Gunter,Sherry Masters, guests:Dulcy Williams, Debra Toronto & Judy Worstner (Ocean Springs Hospital).Inservice by Jeff Huntley/Dolly Haymes with Biomet; topic: Rapid Recovery Programs.

Business:  Post Congress report:  Excellent time this year. Attendees enjoyed new innovative sessions regarding advanced technology in surgical intervention, enriching leadership sessions, and delegate activities.  Also, attendees met with Mississippi Council to discuss plans for target fall "spring fling" like education offering/

session.    Mentioned that our chapter needs to pay our council dues of $25.00. Will let Virginia know.  Motioned to reimburse attendees for expenses: Carlis: $190, Alicia $818, & Sunya $544.  Motioned seconded by Tom Boswell.  Will schedule financial/business meeting with Virginia next week.  Attendees will provide copies of receipts to Virginia.  New Business:  Election of Officers and Ballots to be prepared and emailed by Sunya in preparation for next month's meeting.  President-Elect, Sue Bowers residing.  Meeting adjourned at 6pm, next meeting to be at Beef O Brady's in Gulfport May 18th at 4:30 pm.


November 17, 2010 at Olive Garden Restaurant at Promenade Mall D'Iberville.  Meeting called to order by Madame President:  Alicia Urbanitch.  members present: Betsy, Sherry Bass, Tom Boswell, Anita Sanzin, Mary Corley, Virginia Kenny, Sunya Laws, Deborah Floyd, Debbie Henley, Shirley Gunter, Carlis, Carol Yon, Paula Koen, Cindy Burk.  Sponsor:  Rob Hoover and Matt Rupport with Valleylab. 

Business:  Christmas Party location ideas are Carter Green, Jazzeppi's, and Blow Fly Inn.  Suggestions for fundraiser to do Spring Fling.  Will revisit later.  Motion (president) for Fundraiser for Christmas Wreath to sell tickets for $1 or 6 tickets for $5. 2nd by Sherry Bass.  Delegate selections will be Alicia, Carlis, and Sunya (alternate). Christmas party to be scheduled for Dec 13th at Jazzeppi's (Sunya to arrange and update members).  Meeting adjourned.


October 20, 2010 4pm at the Dock in Gulfport on Seaway Rd.  Meeting called to order by secretary: Members present: Tom Boswell, Sherry Bass, Virginia Kenny, Bill Hertzog, Betsy Sramek, Anita Sanzin, Ron Perrin,


September 29, 2010

Meeting at Memorial Hospital 2nd floor conference room.  Meeting called to order by Madame President: Alicia Urbanitch.  Members present:  Sherry Bass, Sherry Masters, Carlis Daniels, Betsy Sramek, Sunya Laws, Paula Koen, Sue Bowers,


May 12, 2010

Meeting at the Half Shell, Gulfport at 5pm.    Meeting called to order by Treasurer, Virginia Kenny.  Members present:  Betsy Sramek, Sherry Bass, Anita Sanzin, Sunya Laws, Sue Bowers, Paula Koen.

Main Topic: Election of New Officers 2010-2011.

President- Elect:  Sue Bowers

Vice President:  (new) Betsy Sramek

Board Member: (new) Paula Koen (currently Carlis Daniels, & Sherry Masters)

Nominating Committee:  (new) Debbie Henley & Ivory Dixon (currently Tom Boswell)

Secretary/Website Design:  Sunya Laws

Treasurer:  Virginia Kenny

**Discussed ideas for next Christmas party: Great Southern Club.  Sue Bowers/Sherry Bass to collect information and follow up.

Agenda to be reorganized in fall. 

Financial Report:  Virginia: Reimbursed Sherry 60.00 for gift for Gail's farewell.  Check #131 to Virginia (300 for reimbursement), Check #132 to Sherry .  CD reinstated for $3605.03   Checking balance is 3982.00.  Virginia to follow up with Tom on Regions Bank CDs.

Candy money came up short, about 300.00.  Sunya to finish selling hers and Shirley also had some left.

Motion by Anita to have future meetings earlier like at  4pm.  Seconded by Virginia.  Will aim for next meeting Sept 15th, 4pm and the Half Shell in Gulfport.  Meeting adjourned by 6pm


April 14th 2010:  Meeting at High Cotton Grill Gulfport, Courthouse&Pass Rd at 5pm.  Meeting called to order by Madame VP:  Gail Forrester. 

Members present:  Sherry Bass, Betsy Sramek, Tom Boswell, Ivory Dixon, Anita Sanzin, Sunya Laws, Sherry Masters, Sue Bowers, Debbie Henley, Karen White, Carlis Daniels-Hinton, Carol Sue Yon, Paula Koen, Amy Lesniewski guest VA, Yvonne Hill guest KAFB, Cindy Richards.

  • Welcome guests, guest speaker LifeCell (rep unable to attend).  Received handouts, inservice given by Madame VP, products used at VA hospital.

  • Inservice:  Strattice Tissue Matrix implantable mesh.

  • Review last meeting minutes

  • Announcements:  SPECIAL FAREWELL to Gail Forrester, member of Mississippi Sound Chapter of AORN for 10+ years, presentation of appreciation plaque.  Karen Edwards new member of Sound chapter, but so grateful and priviledged to have her as member.  Presentation of farewell/appreciation gift.

  • Reports from Congress attendees:  Karen noted that a change was made in the bylaws, and now a chapter officer can be added to the ballot on national officer nominating committee or any office 45 days before voting if the member meets chapter requirements.  Also, yearly dues have been increased to $125.00.  Debbie took the headquarters tour and library.  Found it beautiful and breathtaking.  Will bring pictures to next meeting.

  • Education:  On line inservice per Sunya.  Send me email if interested.  (google) Medscape nursing

  • Fundraising:  Still collecting candy bar sale money.  Sunya and Shirley still selling.  Also, discussed maybe setting up a booth at Congress to sell items for fundraising.  Sunya to coordinate.

  • Financial Report:  Virginia absent, but sent report.   Ending balance in Hancock Bank account is 4, 102.56 as of March 1, 2010.  Virginia will get with Tom to finalize financial business with Regions Bank accounts.

  • Election of new officers is in order.  Sunya will email members on the ballot and officer positions that will need to be filled.

  • meeting adjourned at 6:30pm, next meeting to be at the HALF SHELL restaurant at 5pm in Gulfport on the corner of Hwy 49 and 13th street next to post office.


    February 24, 2010:  Meeting at High Cotton Grill, Gulfport Courthouse & Pass Rd at 5pm.  Meeting called to order by Madame Vice President, Gail Forrester.  Members present: Betsy, Sherry, Anita, Sherry Masters, Sue Bowers, Debbie Henley, Shirley Gunter, Alicia, Carlis, Cindy Richards, Carol McKnight, Melba Richardson, Wendy Lomax(Materials Manager, guest of Debbie), and Karen Edwards.


  • Welcome guests, and guest speaker

  • Inservice:  Melanie Maxey from ASP:  Discussed sterradd nx sterilization technology.

  • Review last meeting minutes


  • Announcements:  Wishing the 2009 Congress attendees to have a good time and enjoy all the benefits of going to Congress and being a part of AORN.

  • Fundraising: Money received from candy sale:

    1. Karen $152.00

    2. Debbie $130

    3. Gail $106

    4. Sherry Masters $ 794

    5. Karen Edwards $ 316

    6. Total $ 1498.00

    7. Sunya/Virginia stil have candy money to turn in.  Shirley agreed to sell leftover candy also.

    Motioned and seconded (Sunya & Carlis) to give Congress attendees another $100 each to help defray costs.  3 Checks will be given to Karen Edwards, Sue Bowers, and Mary Corley.


    December 2009:  Christmas Dinner Meeting at

    Meeting called to order by Madame President:  Mary Corley.  Members present:  Sherry Bass, Sunya Laws, Debbie Henley, Karen White-Edwards, Cindy Richards, Betsy Sramek, Tom Boswell,  Sherry Masters, Virginia Kenny, Gail Forrester, Carlis Daniels, Alicia Urbanitch, Sue Bowers, Anita Sanzin.

    Adopt a family donations collected.

    Officer gifts presented.


    November 11, 2009 Beef O Brady's Gulfport 4:30pm


    Meeting called to order by Madame Vice President Gail Forrester.  Members present:   Betsy Sramek, Sunya Laws, Sherry Bass, Anita Sanzin, Karen White-Edwards and guest Cindy Richards, Sherry Masters, Sherry Peneguy, Alicia Urbanitch, Virginia Kenny, and Sunya Laws

    • Welcome guests, and guest speaker

    • Inservice:  Ric Rogers from Medline-Topic: Insulcan detects breaks in insulation of lap instruments. 

    • Review last meeting minutes

    • Announcements: Coast Wide Christmas Party in Long Beach on Dec 5th.  -  Dinner party w/Medline November 18th at the Dock. POC Ric Rogers. -Our chapter Christmas party Dec 9th at Salute's Restaurant in Gulfport at 6pm.  -

    October 21, 2009 Beef O Brady's Gulfport 4:30pm


    Meeting called to order by Madame President Mary Corley.  Members present:   Betsy Sramek, Sunya Laws, Sue Bowers, Gail Forrester, Anita Sanzin, Karen White-Edwards, Carlis Daniels, Tom Boswell, Sherry Masters, Luz Fargas, Carol Yon, Margie Allen, Alicia Urbanitch

    Inservice by Clay Newsome from IMS.

    Financial report (virginia absent) Balance still $4701.00 Motioned by Betsy and 2nd by Carol that we move forward with the SEES candy sale.  Betsy suggested we sell for $2.00 each this time due to rise in cost.  Last year we sold for $1.50 a bar.  Virginia to reimburse Besty inital fees for the first orders.  This time we will order more chocolate with almonds/nuts. 

    Still need to reimburse Mary for Leadership Conference.  Christmas party location/suggestions:  1.  Salutes  2.  Bayou Bluff Tennis Club  3.  Olive Garden.   Sunya to collect menus/room bookings and pricing and will confirm choices by email for president to decide.  Meeting adjourned by  

    president Mary Corley.


    September 23, 2009: Memorial Hosp at Gulfport 2nd floor conference room.


    Meeting called to order by Madame President Mary Corley.  Members present:  Sherry Bass, Sunya Laws, Betsy Sramek, Tom Boswell, Ivory Dixon, Gail Recore, Sherry Masters, Sue Bowers, Alicia Urbanitch, and Karen White-Edwards.

    Inservice by Kristie Palermo from Biogel products.  Topic: Biogel Latex Allergies.  1 hr CEU offered.    Also presented new products for us to try out at our facilities.  Sunya offered 2 free CEU online from Medline University.

    New President:  Wants to set Christmas Party date for Dec 9th, bring back location suggestions at next meeting.  Wants to do lots of fundraising.  Charity project:  donation to local charity or women's shelter.

    We owe Mary money for leadership conference. Virginia to reimburse.

    Miss Council owes Betsy $25.00.

    Reviewed last month's meeting on line

    Same balance on CD's  $4701.00

    Want to offer a warm welcome to Karen White-Edwards from Garden Park to the coast and to our chapter.

    Meeting adjourned..


    May 20, 2009 Meeting called to order by Madame President:  Betsy Sramek. 


    Members present: Sherry Bass, Anita Sanzin, Tom Boswell, Mary Corley, Alicia Urbanitch,  April Sanzin,  Sherry Masters, Gail Recore, Carlis Daniels-Hinton, Sunya Laws, and Karen Walley

    Primary Topic:  ELECTION OF NEW OFFICERS:  

    Ballots are in:  the following are our newly elected officers for 2009-2010: 

    of course:  MARY CORLEY (current president)








    April 2009 Beef O Brady's


    Dinner/Inservice compliments of Ted Pearson of On Q Pain Pump.

    No business discussed.



    March 11,2009 Beef O'Brady's


    Meeting called to order by Madame President Betsy Sramek: 

    Members present Sherry Bass, Tom Boswell, Anita Sanzin, Virginia Kenny, Sherry Masters, Gail Forrester, Shirley Gunter, Karen Walley.

    Topics:  Cancelled Easter Candy fundraiser.  Will try to do Sees Candy Bars in fall which was BIG success.

    Still on track to send Mary Corley to leadership conference in summer.  Sunya cancelled due to AAAHC visit to her facility.  Will try to send next time.

    Could not get enough facilities to support another suture closing workshop.  Will attempt next year in the spring.


    February 18, 2009


    Meeting called to order b y Madame President:  Betsy Sramek.  Members present: Sherry Bass, Anita Sanzin, Virginia Kenny, Sherry Masters, Gail Recore, Shirley Gunter, Kristy Warner, Carlis Daniels-Hinton, Sunya Laws, and Karen Walley

    Thank to our sponsor, Terumo Medical

          Primary Topic:  Delegates to attend congress:  Motion made by Sherry Bass to give delegates 300.00 each for expenses.    Motion seconded by Sherry Masters, checks presented by Virginia.


    Betsy: another fundraiser to order Easter candy as next fundraiser.    Seconded by Sunya Laws. Sales to start in March.  More info to follow.  Virginia to sell the rest of leftover ornaments at BridgeFest. 

    Financial Report:  Virginia:  Balance in Hancock Bank is 2670.50.  Betsy to deposit $2400.00 plus $100.00 American Express Checks donated by Stryker Endoscopy. (subtract $900.00 from balance).

    Leadership Conference:  Motion to send Mary Corley (president elect, and Sunya Laws, secretary)  Seconded by Sherry Masters.  Sunya to research dates, costs, travel and details for next meeting.  MS council may donate money to send someone.  Last year they gave us $300 but no one was unable to attend.

    Wound Closure Workshop:  Sunya to spearhead  and coordiante the event.  Will present at Memorial Hospital Education Facility.  More to come.  Tentatively scheduled for May 16th (Saturday).  Ethicon Rep to sponsor.


     January 14, 2009 at Beef-O-Brady's Gulfport


    Meeting called to order by Madame President:  Betsy Sramek.  Members present:  Sherry Bass, Tom Boswell, Ivory Dixon, Anita Sanzin, Mary Corley,  Sunya Laws, Sherry Masters, Gail Recore, Alicia Urbanitch, Karen Walley, Carlis Daniels-Hilton, Carol Susan Yon, Bill Hertzog, and special guest, Helen Milstead.

    Top Discussion: Delegates Selections are as follows:  Betsy (chair), Tom and Carlis will be delegates, motioned and seconded, unanimously.


    Dec 17, 2009:  

    Annual Christmas Party at Al Fresco's 6 pm


    Members present:  Betsy Sramek President 

    Sherry Bass, Anita Sanzin, April Sanzin, Debbie Henley, Sue Bowers,Tom Boswell, Alicia Urbanitch, Karen Walley, Sunya Laws, Melissa Carriere,

    Shirley Gunter, Melba Moss, Josh Smithart. and Margie Allen.

    Door prizes were given and we had a lot of fun.  Special thanks to our sponsors for their generosity.


    November 18, 2008:


    Meeting at Red Eye Grill Biloxi Cedar Lake

    Meeting called to order by madame President:  Betsy Sramek

    Members Present:  Sherry Bass, Ivory Dixon, Anita Sanzin, Mary Corley, Virginia Kenny, Sunya Laws, Deborah Floyd, Any Yount, Debbie Henley, Shirley Gunter, Novalin Dodson, Paula Koen, Alicia Urbanitch, Mary Harvey, Karen Walley, Carlis Daniels-Hinton, Carol Susan Yon, Deborah McWilliams, Melissa Carriere, Cynthia Powell, Meri-Michaelle Pittman,

    Review Last minutes

    Delegate Selection Possibilities:  Betsy, Mary, Tom, Sue, Gail and Shirley, Carlis, Ivory, Melissa 

    (we can send 3 delegates according to size of our chapter membership).  To be chosen next meeting.

    Announcements:  Welcome guests Karen Walley.  Financial report:  Virginia:  need to reimburse Sherry 197,25 for previous funding for food for a meeting.  Voted and motioned to donate $100.00 to Brad Carrierre fundraiser .  Seconded and approved to donate. 

    Fundraising for SEE's candy bars and ornaments in progress.  Candy bars are $36.00/box and ceramic ornaments are 10.00 each.  Facilities committed to sell ornaments:  Hancock-10. MHG-15  GCOSC-10 SR-10, OS-5, BR-15, GPOP-10, GP-10, VA-10, Keesler-5.

    Suggestions for Christmas party:  Vrazel's, Great Southern Club, Montana's, The Dock, etc,... Sunya to coordinate and notify all of party time and location.  

    1845:  meeting adjourned by president.




    Meeting October 15, 2008 at 1700


    Beef-O-Brady's Hwy 49 Gulfport

    Meeting called to order by madame Vice President Mary Corley  (president unable to attend).

    Members present:  Sherry Bass, Sunya Laws, Tom Boswell, Virginia Kenny, Sherry Masters, Sue Bowers, Gail Recore, Shirley Gunter, Paula Koen, Alicia Urbanitch, Carol McKnight, Mary Harvey, Anita Sanzin, Margaret Clevenger

    Review Last minutes

    Delegate Selection Possibilities:  Betsy, Tom, Sue, Gail and Shirley

    (we can send 3 delegates according to size of our chapter membership).  To be chosen next meeting.

    Announcements:  Welcome new member, Margaret from Keesler and Karen Walley GCOSC.

    Will try to get Ivory to rejoin. Her membership expired.

    Financial Report: Virginia- checking balance 3633.00.  CD #1 Hancock: 3340.00 and CD#2 Regions 3886.00.

    Education: 2 CEU free from medscape nursing titled Chronic Fatigue Syndrome:  From Diagnosis to Management

    Fundraising:  Betsy/Sherry to set up selling candy bars for fundraiser.  If we can make 1000.00 profit. Moved and 2nd to do this one.  We are asking that all coast facilities participate:  VA, Keesler, GP, MHG, BRMC, OS, Hancock, & GCOSC.

    Virginia to bring us back more info on ceramic ornaments sales.  Minimum order is 100 which will cost 1250.00

    Anita:  great fundraising idea to sell T-Shirts.  Will bring info next meeting and aim for sale after the holidays.

    Local News/Events:  Lovenox Party on Nov 3rd at Vrazel's in Gulfport.  Sherry to follow up.  Presented our first color copy of our new logo that can used on correspondence, letterheads, envelopes, and etc,.  Everyone liked the lighthouse.

    Next meeting, need to take officer pictures.

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